Space Coast (Melbourne FL)

Melbourne, FL 

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2018 Winter Golf Classic

Duran Golf ClubFebruary 2nd,  2018- Duran Golf Club
8:30am Shotgun Start
Scramble Format
$ 80   Per Player
$320  Per Foursome

Delicious Lunch following the event

The links style characteristics and wide open playability allows golfers to "Play golf" rather than beating the bushes looking for stray golf balls.  Check out the course details on the link above.  Consider being a sponsor for this event !


Be a Sponsor.  The sponsors are already capturing the premium sponsorships.  Don't miss the opportunity to get your name in front of over 100 SMTA members.  Secure your team spot or sponsorships today.
Please contact Patti Gander at:
email:
pattigander@outlook.com
cell: (813) 416-1487

 

Register to play or sponsor


If you purchase the  $200, $250, $300 or $500 sponsor amount, Contact Patti Gander to specify which option you would like (hole sponsor, longest drive, closest to pin, breakfast, lunch, drink cart or cart signs.) email: pattigander@outlook.com
 

 






Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum

 

 
                
 

 

SMTA Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum

 
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 (10AM - 4PM)
Location: Melbourne Auditorium
625 East Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne FL 32901

 

PLAN TO ATTEND AND MEET INDUSTRY LEADING SUPPLIERS, AND ATTEND OUR FREE TECHNICAL SESSIONS

                                            
The Space Coast chapter of SMTA would like to invite you to attend our Technical Conference and Exposition free of charge. The Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. 

 

REGISTER HERE

                                                            General Show registration

 
******SEND US YOUR BEST SOLDERERS******
1:00PM

Soldering Challenge Begins
To Our Valued Suppliers
The Space Coast Chapter SMTA will be holding our 3rd annual ‘Soldering Challenge’ at this year’s EXPO and Tech Forum January 18th at the Melbourne Auditorium. We have set the limit to 48 contestants, divided up into 8 heats. The challengers will be assigned the task of building a standard IPC mechanical sample circuit card assembly, using current soldering methods and materials, within a specified time frame. Tools will be furnished by participating vendors and suppliers, and experienced engineering staff from Harris Corporation and Career Source. will be coordinating the event, for which prizes will be awarded to the most and best solder joints per IPC610 completed during the challenge.

PRIZES AS FOLLOWS

1-55" 4k Televison
2- Touch Screen Laptop
3- $100 Gift card
4- $100 Gift Card
5- $100 Gift Card

To sign up as a soldering challenge contestant,
Download the Form here, fill it out, and email it to Michael Newman: mnewma01@harris.com
We are soliciting corporate and supplier sponsorship's in the amount of $250.00, to help support this event.
Can we count on your support?
Click here for Ad and Sponsorship opportunities!
 

 

Technical Program & Schedule: 


8:00am
Registration Opens
 
9:00am-10:00am
Cyberfacturing- 3D Printed Electronics
Speaker: Mike Newton, Newton Cyberfacturing Inc.

Additive manufacturing has come a long way over the years from the days where 3D printed mechanical parts were used as mechanical models. More recently, printing technology became increasingly more precise and printed parts more represented form, fit and function. Today plastic, ceramic and metal parts can be printed as finished deliverable mechanical parts and structures. Running in parallel were efforts to develop printed electronics as was investigated by DARPA’s MICE program. Electronic materials were being developed that could achieve good bulk conductivity and new material deposition processes like direct write occurred in tandem to the materials development. All of these processes evolved to the point where interest in merging these materials and process to enable printing application specific electronic packages (ASEP). However gaps still exist, with the integration of multi-material and multifunctional; how do you simulate/model, design and fabricate using disparate software, materials, and processes. This presentation will discuss the current manufacturing maturity state of design, software, and test standards and the movement from state of the art to revolutionary art.
 

REGISTER FOR TECH SESSION 1
10:00am
Exhibit Hall Opens
11:00am-12:00
Preforms-New Applications, New Shapes and All New Ideas 
Speaker : Kim Flanagan, Indium Corporation

The versatile solder preform offers endless soldering opportunities and can be used in countless applications across many distinct industries. Solder preforms are a type of engineered solder that can be designed and manufactured into numerous shapes, sizes, and alloy combinations. These preforms offer an alternative soldering solution for traditional soldering methods like SMT and wave soldering. Common shapes for preforms include washers, rectangles, discs, squares, and frames. Indium Corporation has the ability to create preforms in virtually any configuration and will custom make preforms per request.
Solder preforms are used in a variety of industries ranging from Aerospace and Military to Die-Attach to Connector and Cable Assembly; and serve for several unique purposes, such as thermal interface materials and seals. They are ideal for applications where precise and consistent solder volume is essential and low voiding is desired. Preforms can be used in conjunction with paste to increase solder volume by increasing the ratio of solder to flux content in the deposit. This helps mitigate the process of step stenciling and will reduce voiding. Additionally, they can be used singularly for other purposes. InFORMS® are reinforced solder preforms that create a consistent bondline thickness to promote thermal and mechanical reliability, thus improving the overall strength and reliability of the solder joint.
Solder preforms may also come with novel flux coatings which can extend solutions not only to typical preform needs, but these solutions provide low flux spattering and low flux residue options. In many cases, the flux coating acts not only as an oxide remover, but also as an oxide barrier. They can be packaged in a variety of ways; tape and reel continues to be the most popular for use in automated processes. The diverse solder preform may possess multiple functionalities and serve purpose to endless amounts of applications in numerous industries

REGISTER FOR TECH SESSION 2

12:00pm-1:30pm
Complimentary Lunch

1:00pm-

Soldering Challenge Begins

1:30pm-2:30pm

Design for Reliability: Overcoming Present Day Challenges for Class III Assemblies
Speaker : Ravi Parthasarathy, M.S. Ch.E., Zestron Americas

When designing Hi-Rel electronic assemblies, functionality is critical and long term reliability is essential. This presentation provides an overview of the various failure mechanisms including the challenges associated with improper cleaning, board complexity, material mix, component and package types used. Steps to reduce the risk of failure and improve the long term reliability will be presented. Case studies will be reviewed.


REGISTER FOR TECH SESSION 3


2:45pm
Rafle Drawing on Exhibit Floor

4:00pm
Expo Closes
 
Current Exhibitor List:
AAA Test Lab Inc 
Acculogic Inc. 
ACL Inc. 
Aegis Industrial Software Corporation 
AGI Corporation 
Aven Inc. 
BlueRing Stencils 
BTU International, Inc. 
Compunetics, Inc. 
Conductive Containers, Inc. 
Creative Electron, Inc. 
ELANTAS PDG, Inc. 
Electrotek Corporation 
Eltek USA Inc. 
EPTAC Corporation 
Floritronics, LLC 
GPD Global 
Henkel Electronics 
Heraeus Electronics 
HT Global Circuits 
IDENTCO 
Indium Corporation 
IP Systems, LLC/ 
JBC Tools USA Inc. 
KEMCO Industries, LLC 
KIC 
Kyzen Corporation 
Lindstrom Precision Tools 
Metcal 
MicroCare Corporation 
MicroScreen LLC 
Mirtec Corporation  
Nikon Metrology, Inc. 
Nordson ASYMTEK 
Nordson EFD LLC 
Nortec Condair Group 
Omron Inspection Systems 
PACE Worldwide 
Panasonic Factory Solutions of America 
PARMI USA, Inc. 
Performance Review Institute 
PFC Flexible Circuits Limited 
Photo Etch Technology 
Quantum Storage Systems 
Robert McKeown Co. Inc. 
SCS 
SEHO North America 
Semipack Services Inc 
Smart Splice LLC 
Solutions Manufacturing, Inc. 
Static Stop 
Steinel America, Inc. 
Superior Flux 
TEK Products, Inc. 
Technical Resources Corporation 
The EMC3 Group 
The Green Rep/ EAP FL 
The Test Connection, Inc. 
Thermaltronics USA, Inc. 
Treston Inc. 
Tropical Stencil, Inc. 
Universal Instruments 
Viscom Inc. 
Vision Engineering 
ZESTRON Americas 
 
     

HOTEL INFO

Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront                                   
Doubletree Suites Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront      
321 777-5000 
3003 North Highway A1A I Indialantic, FL 32903 

 

 

 


Please contact SMTA Expo Manager Kaitlyn Gherity or with questions or for additional information.




 






SMTA Space Coast Fishing Trip

Gone Fishin'
Join us for our 7th Annual SMTA Space Coast Fishing Trip

 May 5th, 2018

 

Jack Reinke catch of the day!

 

JOIN US FOR A DEEP SEA FISHING EXPERIENCE ABOARD THE 65’ OCEAN OBSESSION, COAST GUARD APPROVED FOR 60 PERSONS.  ALL YOU NEED TO CONCERN YOURSELF WITH IS CATCHING FISH!

 

WHATS INCLUDED
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, WATER & SOFT DRINKS, BEER, BAIT, TACKLE & FISHING LICENSE

BOAT: OCEAN OBSESSION
ENTIRE BOAT HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR SPACE COAST SMTA


PRIZES
CASH  PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED
SIZE MATTERS... ( KEEPERS ONLY)

1. BIGGEST FISH  
2.  MOST FISH
3. BIGGEST GROUPER

 

 
 

DETAILS

Departure Time: 8 AM (be there no later than 7:30) Return Time: 5 PM


OBSESSION CHARTERS
505 GLEN CHEEK DRIVE
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL 32920
321-453-FISH
                                                                                         

 

RSVP / PRICING
Please confirm with Jack Reinke to reserve your spot before it's too late!
Call: 404-290-6744

or

Email: jack_reinke@kyzen.com


FISHING DAY ONLY                               $100.00


PAY ONLINE HERE

Payment Options

 

QUESTIONS?

JACK REINKE      404-290-6744
 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS






June 7, 2017 SMTA Space Coast Chapter Technical Meeting

SMTA Space Coast Chapter
Is proud to present 

"NASA Technology Transfer"
Bringing NASA Technology Down to Earth
"SPECIAL NOTICE"
ONLY US CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND


 
Did you know NASA has developed over a thousand patented space technologies that also have many uses right here on Earth?  Uses in robotics, environmental remediation, corrosion control, biotech, software, and many, many more.

Through its Technology Transfer Program, NASA provides its patented space technologies to U.S. commercial companies, inventors, and entrepreneurs who use them to create new products and services for the marketplace.  Often, these products/services are better than anything else in the market or are capable of meeting needs that current products/services can’t meet.

NASA Spinoffs - There’s more Space in your life than you think!

The unique products/services people create from our patented technologies or scientific research are called NASA Spinoffs.  Hundreds of NASA Spinoffs have been developed by the private sector since the Agency was founded and collectively they have significantly contributed to the U.S. economy.  Just as importantly, many impact our everyday lives in positive ways.  To learn more about NASA Spinoffs, visit:  http://spinoff.nasa.gov/.

NASA invites you to learn more about this unique program and how you can access NASA's latest patented technologies.  On June 7, 2017, Mr. G. Michael Lester, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Technology Transfer Office, will give a brief overview of the program and how you can be a part of it.

 


 
 G. Michael “Mike” Lester

G. Michael “Mike” Lester is the Technology Transfer Partnership Manager for the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Technology Transfer Office. As such, he leads a team to promote transfer of NASA patented technologies to U.S. commercial companies, government agencies and academia.

Mike has held a variety of engineering, project management, business development, and strategic planning positions for the U.S. military and NASA space programs.  

While he has a passion for the development of new technologies for space exploration, he also strongly believes in making these technologies available to the U.S. public for use here on Earth - uses that can have a positive impact on our economy and our lives

LOCATION

Harris Technology Center (HTC)
1395 Troutman Blvd., Palm Bay FL 32905

Come join us June 7, 2017 at 11:30am

                       "SPECIAL NOTICE"
ONLY US CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND


Each person wanting to attend must indicate if they’ve been at Harris before, If they are a US citizen and provide either their SSN, Driver’s License or Passport Number. They will also need to provide and Email Address, Their Phone Number is Optional.

Since this event is being held on Harris Corporation property all Non-Harris employees need to provide their credentials to Harris Security using this link

     PLEASE REGISTER HERE
“Your form submission is encrypted for protection of your personal information. If you have any questions or trouble registering you may contact HTC@harris.com.”

 
Lunch is included in the admission price.
Members: $15 • Non-Members: $25
 
 
SCHEDULE

TIME:             11:30AM           LUNCH
                      12 -1:00PM      Presentation
                                             
 
 
You can pay at the door with a check or cash or you can use PayPal and pay by credit card below.

RSVP to Mike Newman or call (321) 727-6163


Choose Your Rate

 

 






Avoiding The Voids

 Mack Technologies in Melbourne, FL, once again provided their facilities to the SMTA Space Coast Chapter on Wednesday, for a lunch panel discussion addressing solder voids under joined components on electronic wiring assemblies.  The four panelists included two engineers from Harris Corporation, Chapter Officers, Scott Nelson and Jeff Jennings, and Mike Kaminsky from Kester and Brooke Sandy-Smith from Indium as industry experts on the topic, the last two traveling from afar to join us in a lively discussion over lunch on what to do, and what not to do, about solder voiding.  

 Close to 40 people attended the event, including a contingent from Lockheed Martin who drove down from Ocala to participate.  Of the 40 in attendance, 10 were Space Coast Chapter Officers.  Chapter President, Mike Newman, moderated the discussion for the panel, but a lot of open dialogue with the audience kept people's interest and attention, after a great lunch catered by the Broken Barrel Tavern, a popular watering hole for Harris employees working at the Palm Bay campus.  

Chapter President, Mike Newman, Harris Corp, moderated the panel discussion at which close to 40 people showed up.



Among those in attendance for the lunchtime meeting, included engineers from Harris Corp, Lockheed Martin and Delta Group.



Panelist Scott Nelson responds to a question from the discussion moderator at the Space Coast SMTA lunchtime panel discussion at Mack Technologies in Melbourne, FL on Wednesday, March 15th.  To his left in order are fellow panelists, Mike Kaminsky from Kester, Jeff Jennings from Harris and Brooke Sandy-Smith from Indium

"March 15, 2017 SMTA Space Coast Chapter Technical Meeting

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SMTA Space Coast Chapter
Is proud to present a panel discussion

"Avoiding the Voids in Reflow Soldering"

While most companies are aware and struggle with the hazards of Voids in their Reflow process, few are aware of best practices for preventing failures of today’s extremely complex assemblies. Virtually all factories will have some form of Voids in their process, the expert panel will discuss topics, solutions and methods to prevent Voids in your soldering process.
 

TOPICS


•  Causes of Solder void, Size of Void and Processes to control and reduce the void in BTC packages by Board Design, Solder Stencil, Solder paste volume, Preforms, Reflow oven versus Vacuum Vapor Phase

 

THE PANELIST ARE:

Jeff Jennings of Harris
Scott Nelson of Harris
Mike Kaminsky of Kester Solder, Inc.
Brook Sandy-Smith of Indium


The event will be hosted by Mike Newman/Nazeeh Chaudry

 

Jeff Jennings Jeffrey has nearly 20 years of experience in the maintenance, design, manufacture, and evaluation of high reliability electronics for avionics and space applications.  Currently he works as a senior materials analyst in Harris’ Material and Processing Laboratory where he is acting as subject matter expert in the areas of materials characterization, electronic packaging design & processing, and failure analysis.  He has been a SMTA member since 2012.  He has 6 previous publications.  He holds a M. of S. in Mech. Eng. from the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; a M. of S. in Technical Management from John Hopkins Univ.; and is currently a PhD candidate in Material Science & Engineering (MSE) at the Univ. of Central Florida.

 

Scott Nelson

Scott is a Manufacturing Engineer at Harris Corporation.  He has over 20 years of experience in electronics manufacturing, primarily in the avionics field.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Nebraska.

During his employment at Harris Corporation, Scott has been a project leader for advanced manufacturing processes.  He has been involved in numerous solder joint reliability studies, and has been an active participant in the NASA DoD Lead-free Study and the AIA LEAP Working Group. 

As an active participant in SMTA, Scott has authored whitepapers on X-ray Inspection Radiation Exposure Damage of Electronic Components, Lead-Free Wave Soldering for Hi-Reliability Applications, BGA Failure Analysis, and QFN Land Pattern Design & Assembly, Ceramic Column Grid Array Design & Assembly and Real Time Monitoring of Inline Cleaning Process Parameters. 

Scott has held numerous positions on the SMTA Space Coast Chapter board including VP of Technical, Vice President, and President and is currently Secretary of the SMTA National Board of Directors

 

Mike Kaminsky, is Senior Field Applications Support Engineer for Kester Solder Inc. Eastern North America with 30+ years of circuit board soldering assembly experience. 
Patent for Wave Solder VOC flux process  

 

Brook Sandy-Smith, is a Technical Support Engineer at Indium Corporation Headquarters in Clinton, NY. Brook is an SMTA Certified Process Engineer and specializes in PCB Assembly Materials. She is active in IPC committees, SMTA programs and iNEMI projects, currently serving as chair of the J-004 committee and VP of technical programs with the SMTA Empire chapter. Brook graduated from the International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island in Chemical Engineering and German language

 
 
 
 

Come join us March 15, 2017 at 11:30am at
Mack Technologies
7505 Technology Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 725-6993
 

Lunch is included in the admission price.

Members: $10 • Non-Members: $20

SCHEDULE

TIME:             11:30AM           LUNCH
                                  12 -1:00PM       Panel Discussion
                                             

 

 

Pay using the paypal button

Choose Your Rate

  

 

You can pay at the door with a check or cash or you can use PayPal and pay by credit card in advance by going to the Space Coast Chapter website and click on the event pay button.
 

RSVP to Jack Reinke or call (404) 290-6744

 

 

 

 







Space Coast Chapter E-Newsletters

Space Coast Newsletter January 2014
Space Coast Newsletter August 2013

Space Coast Newsletter January 2012

Space Coast Newsletter November 2011

Space Coast Newsletter July 2010

Space Coast Newsletter April 2010
Space Coast Newsletter February 2010
Space Coast Newsletter December 2009
Space Coast Newsletter October 2009








Chapter Calendar of Events

Date / Time Event Location Contact/Email
January 18, 2018
9:00 am
Space Coast Expo & Tech Forum Melbourne Auditorium Joan Carroll 
(407) 670-8765
jcarroll@restronics.com
February 2, 2018
8:00am
Winter Golf Classic Duran Golf Club Eileen Hibbler 
321-355-8519
EileenHibbler@gmail.com
May 5, 2018
7:00 AM
Annual Fishing Trip Port Canaveral, FL Jack Reinke 
404-290-6744
Jack_Reinke@Kyzen.com


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Our Chapter Officers


President : John C. Chiu  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-727-4677

Vice President : Ken Lawrence  (Mack Technologies Inc.)
Phone : 321-394-4118

Secretary : Jack Reinke  (KYZEN Corporation)
Phone : 404-290-6744

Treasurer : Joan Carroll  (REStronics)
Phone : 407-670-8765

VP of Technical Programs : Bernie Marks  (Avidyne)
Phone : 603-818-0290

VP of Membership : Robert McGlynn  (Tropical Stencil, Inc.)
Phone : 561-745-7769

Social Media Development (Appointed) : Liz Ramirez  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-727-6602

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Jeff Jennings  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-727-5559

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Scott Nelson  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-727-5078

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Michael Newman  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-501-2072

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Nazeeh Chaudry  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-768-4104

Technical Committee (Appointed) : Michael Guild  (Guild Manufacturing Solutions)
Phone : 407-808-3631

Membership Coordinator (Appointed) : Kelly Burkard  (Harris Corporation)
Phone : 321-727-5253

VP of Special Projects (Appointed) : Patti Gander  (Business Essential Skills Training)
Phone : 813-416-1487

Board Liaison : Eileen Hibbler (TEK Products)
Phone Contact : 321-355-8519

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Global Members of our Chapter

Harris Corporation



Global Participating Members of our Chapter

Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation

Henkel Electronic Materials LLC

KYZEN Corporation

Samtec



Corporate Members of our Chapter

Conelec of Florida, LLC

Florida MicroElectronics

Hammond Electronics

Harris Corporation

Inovaxe Corporation

JENSEN Tools + Supply

Mack Technologies Inc.

MC Assembly

nScrypt, Inc.

Quantum Storage Systems

Rockwell Collins

The Jefferson Project

Tropical Stencil, Inc.



Professional Members of our Chapter

TruVia Group



SMTA Global Members

Amazon Celestica Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Creation Technologies Inc. FCA Group Harris Corporation Henkel Electronic Materials LLC HISCO, Inc. IDENTCO ITW EAE Jabil Circuit Sdn. Bhd. Keysight Technologies KYZEN Sdn. Bhd. Metallic Resources, Inc. Micro Systems Technologies Management AG NCAB Group USA NEO Technology Solutions Nokia Plexus Corp. Samtec Microelectronics SMAC Specialty Coating Systems Vexos ZESTRON Americas

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SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819